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9.38 Going to Work Working Together
Nowhere could teamwork be more important than in the welfare and safety of people's lives. Take a look at the 'turn-round' of an aircraft and the teams of people working together on an airline flying holidaymakers to their destinations.
Producer JILL GUNDON REED
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (e)
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo and Dibs imagine flying and living underwater. A visit to a group of children making masks and costumes for their
Caribbean-style carnival party.
Director PAT FARRINGTON
Producer RICHARD CALLANAN (R) (e)
10.15 Music Time Rhythms
Performing rhythm patterns in time with the regular beat. The children learn a ring dance and sing the tune which accompanies the dance.
Songs from the Christmas pantomime are sung.
Presenters JONATHAN COHEN and HELEN SPEIRS with TIM WHITNALL , VICTY SILVA JEFF CRAMPTON (electric guitar), DAVE ROSE (bass guitar) WILL HILL (drums) (R) (e)
10.38 Let's See
Scottish Farming
2: Scottish Specialities
Presented by MICHAEL SCOTT The Atlantic salmon and the red deer - both native to
Scotland in the wild - are now also being raised successfully on farms.
Director ALLAN JACK
Producer MARIANNE BAIRD (e) ll.OZigZag
Winter Festival: Holland
What's the connection between St Nicholas, 6 December and Santa Claus ? Some children from Oxfordshire make friends with a school in Rotterdam and learn all about Sinterklaas Day. Producer TOM STANIER (e)
11.22 Past 13: Choices in the Third Year
Your Child's Choice
As a parent, you feel some responsibility for the fourth-and fifth-year course your child is choosing.
This programme cannot cover all the options which schools are offering, but it does introduce you to two careers teachers with very positive views, some employers, the new GCSE exam, and some teenagers who have been through it all.
Narrated by WENDY JONES
Series producer ROSANNA HIBBERT (R) (e)
11.45 Religious Studies Why? Because ...
'What's for Dinner?'
Food is a key to the way beliefs affect everyday life.
Narrator JENI BARNETT Series producer SUE WEEKS Producer JULIA DRUM (R) (e)
12.8 pm Equal People Women Work
Technology alters the sexual division of labour. The programme looks at the first textile mills and at computers today and asks some awkward questions about women workers and the future.
Presenter CAROLE HARRISON Producer ROSANNA HIBBERT (e)
12.28 Pages from Ceefax
12.40 General Studies
He Drinks Too Much but Thank God He Isn't Taking Drugs A shortened version of the Brass Tacks programme, first transmitted in October, on under-age drinking and society's attitude to alcohol. Producer vyv SIMSON (e)
1.5 Micro File
LESLEY JUDD and FRED HARRIS introduce a compilation of items from the recent series of Micro Live. (R) (e)
1.38 Job Bank Construction
A look at some jobs for young people.
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (e)
2.0 Words and Pictures The Winter Bear
Three young children on a country walk find a brown knitted bear abandoned in a hedgerow. In the middle of winter a bear with nothing to wear definitely needs looking after.
Presenter VICKY IRELAND
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)
2.15-2.35 Near and Far Tundra
Home to the Eskimos and oil people: frozen solid in winter and abounding with wildlife in summer.
Producer ROBIN GWYN (R) (e)

Contributors

Producer:
Jill Gundon
Producer:
Paul Mitchell
Director:
Pat Farrington
Producer:
Richard Callanan
Presenters:
Jonathan Cohen
Presenters:
Helen Speirs
Unknown:
Tim Whitnall
Unknown:
Victy Silva
Unknown:
Jeff Crampton
Presented By:
Michael Scott
Director:
Allan Jack
Producer:
Marianne Baird
Producer:
Santa Claus
Unknown:
Wendy Jones
Producer:
Rosanna Hibbert
Presenter:
Carole Harrison
Producer:
Rosanna Hibbert
Unknown:
Lesley Judd
Unknown:
Fred Harris
Producer:
Paul Mitchell
Presenter:
Vicky Ireland
Producer:
Moyra Gambleton
Producer:
Robin Gwyn
Cosmo:
Frances Kay
Dibs:
Francis Wright

Tennents United Kingdom Championship
This afternoon should provide some exciting and lively play when ALEX HIGGINS is expected to clash with either TONY MEO or MIKE HALLETT while on the other table DOUG MOUNTJOY should be playing JOHN PARROTT or the current world champion JOE JOHNSON , who has not had a very impressive season so far.
DAVID VINE introduces coverage from the Guild Hall, Preston.

Contributors

Unknown:
Alex Higgins
Unknown:
Tony Meo
Unknown:
Mike Hallett
Unknown:
Doug Mountjoy
Unknown:
John Parrott
Unknown:
Joe Johnson

Tennents United Kingdom Championship
Further coverage of the first session of both this afternoon's matches from the Guild Hall, Preston. Commentators TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM. CUVE EVERTON Summarisers
JIM MEADOWCROFT
JOHN SPENCER. JOHN VIRGO Television presentation
KEITH PHILLIPS , MIKE ADLEY PETER HAYWARD
Producer KEITH MACKENZIE
Executive producer NICK HUNTER

Contributors

Commentators:
Ted Lowe
Unknown:
Jack Karnehm.
Unknown:
Jim Meadowcroft
Unknown:
John Spencer.
Unknown:
Keith Phillips
Unknown:
Mike Adley
Unknown:
Peter Hayward
Producer:
Keith MacKenzie
Producer:
Nick Hunter

A series of mystery films starring theSidney Toler philosophical detective
Also starring Lynn Ban
Lon Chaney Jr
With the Munich crisis threatening an end to peace in Europe, Chan finds himself at a police reunion in Paris on the night of a cautionary blackout. When a munitions manufacturer in league with the enemy is murdered, a multiplicity of plots and suspects confronts the great detective.
Screenplay by ROBERT ELLIS , HELEN LOGAN From a play by GINA KAUS , LADISLAUS FODOR
Based on the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS
Produced by JOHN STONE
Directed by HERBERT 1. LEEDS
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Contributors

Unknown:
Lynn Ban
Unknown:
Lon Chaney Jr
Unknown:
Robert Ellis
Play By:
Gina Kaus
Unknown:
Derr Biggers
Produced By:
John Stone
Marie Dubon:
Lynn Bari
Tony Madero:
Richard Clarke
Marcel:
Harold Huber
Antoine:
Pedro de Cordoba
Prefect of police:
C. Henry Gordon
Petroff:
Douglas Dumbrille
Belescu:
Noel Madison
Louis Santelle:
Leo Carroll
Pierre:
Lon Chaney Jr

The guests who have already passed through the doors of the Open to Question studio range across the spectrum of human interest -
Derek Hatton , Ian Botham Mary Whitehouse
Jim Kerr of Simple Minds; former Vice-President
Walter Mondale of the USA. Now the young people from all over Britain are framing their questions for their guests in the next part of the series, and invitations have gone out to
King Hussein of Jordan Lord Gerry Fitt Denis Healey , and the Deputy Foreign Minister of South Africa, Ron Miller. Presenter John Nicolson Researcher MARK HAGEN Director uz SCOTT Producers
DAVID MARTIN. CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Hatton
Unknown:
Ian Botham
Unknown:
Mary Whitehouse
Unknown:
Jim Kerr
Unknown:
Walter Mondale
Unknown:
Denis Healey
Unknown:
Ron Miller.
Presenter:
John Nicolson
Unknown:
Mark Hagen
Unknown:
David Martin.

The Empire Strikes Back
Presented by Robert MacNeil In Africa, India and the Caribbean, the English of former British colonies is now taking forms, written and spoken, that are almost unrecognisable to users of standard English.
This last episode explores the new Englishes of tribesmen in Papua New Guinea, Krio speakers in the bazaars of Sierra Leone, dub poets in the West Indies and Brixton, and newspaper wallahs in Calcutta.
Are words like 'kai-kai',
'savvy', 'lathicharge', 'bheri' and 'dacoit' the beginnings of new languages? Or are these new forms simply evidence of the huge international vitality of English today? The Empire Strikes Back is a provocative and stimulating conclusion to The Story of English.
Written by ROBERT MCCRUM
Sound recordist ANTHONY WORNUM Film cameraman DAVID SOUTH Film editor RICHARD SPURWAY Producers
WILLIAM CRAN. VIVIAN DUCAT
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Contributors

Presented By:
Robert MacNeil
Written By:
Robert McCrum
Unknown:
Anthony Wornum
Editor:
Richard Spurway

starring Phil Cool
Britain's bendiest comedian, Phil Cool , is back with more incredible impressions, oddball observations and revolting jackets. In the first of a new series he asks the question, is there a cure for Boxcar Willie ? Also,
Roy Hattersley auditions for the country music hall of fame, while Phil has to call on the assistance of International
Rescue when he is confronted by an evil aquaphibian in a northern nightclub. Written by PHIL COOL . JASPER CARROTT Director DAVID WEIR
Producer STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill
0 FEATURE: page 23

Contributors

Unknown:
Phil Cool
Unknown:
Boxcar Willie
Unknown:
Roy Hattersley
Written By:
Phil Cool
Written By:
Jasper Carrott
Director:
David Weir
Producer:
Steve Weddle

Written in the 1920s, this gently humorous and moving account of a Cumbrian childhood lay undiscovered in a biscuit tin for over 60 years. Then, unfortunately, someone found it.
Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters and Celia Imrie
Duncan Preston Susie Blake also HUGH LLOYD
ROSIE COLLINS , JANE HARDY
ROSALIND MARCH, ZARA NUTLEY
MARTIN POTTER , ERIC RICHARD
CHRIS SANDERS , GRAHAM SEED Written by \VICTORIA WOOD
Musical director DAVID FIRMAN
Make-up designer VANESSA POULTON Lighting ERIC WALLIS Designers
ANDREW HOWE DA VIES. DAVID LASKEY Produced and directed by GEOFF POSNER

Contributors

Unknown:
Victoria Wood
Unknown:
Julie Walters
Unknown:
Celia Imrie
Unknown:
Duncan Preston
Unknown:
Susie Blake
Unknown:
Hugh Lloyd
Unknown:
Rosie Collins
Unknown:
Jane Hardy
Unknown:
Martin Potter
Unknown:
Eric Richard
Unknown:
Chris Sanders
Written By:
Victoria Wood
Director:
David Firman
Designer:
Vanessa Poulton
Directed By:
Geoff Posner
on BBC Two England

A Hidden Problem
'Distressing, demoralising and totally degrading.' One in three women suffers some form of incontinence in this country, and before Jill heard of the clinic run by Janet Blannin in Bath she was afraid to leave her house for fear of wetting herself in public.
Since 1977 nurses have been trained with the aim of helping the sufferers and educating the professionals.
There are now 103 continence advisers throughout the country, and Janet Blannin was one of the first.
Sound recordist KEITH RODGERSON Film editor IAN PITCH Producer PETER SYMES BBC Bristol
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Contributors

Unknown:
Janet Blannin
Unknown:
Janet Blannin
Unknown:
Keith Rodgerson
Producer:
Peter Symes

with Carlos Riera Telediario
Tonight the news from Madrid, broadcast on RTVE's first channel. Carlos helps with the language and the background while Peter Fiddick looks at what's going on at the Spanish end of the rapidly-changing European media scene.
(e) (Shown again tomorrow at 1.5 pm)
Book, Get By in Spanish, £1.75 from booksellers

Contributors

Presenter:
Carlos Riera
Reporter:
Peter Fiddick
Researcher:
Daniella Dangoor
Videotape Editor:
Peter Dunkley
Studio Director:
David Coleman
Series Producer:
Bernard Adams

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